ERIC Number: ED306386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Assistance Services for the Elderly. Reference Book and Student Activity Book.
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.
These coordinated components focus on the career cluster of assistance services for the elderly. The reference book 1987 provide information needed by employees. Each chapter begins with competencies to develop and objectives to achieve. Within the text, bold-faced vocabulary terms are defined. Each chapter concludes with a content summary in the "points to remember" section, a listing of the vocabulary in "words to know," and questions for review, which is a self-test for the students. The 32 chapters cover understanding the elderly, services and legislation, job opportunities, employee qualifications, physical needs, emotional needs, mental needs, social needs, housing consideration, transportation, elderly in the marketplace, frauds, clothing needs, nutrition, menus and diets, mealtimes, exercises, hobbies and activities, educational activities, sanitation, safety, preventive health measures, vital health signs, first aid, terminal illness, body mechanics, planning and managing household tasks, energy, bed making, bathing, grooming, and dressing assistance. Unit tests and answer keys are appended to the reference book. The student activity book provides a variety of pencil-and-paper activities correlated with the chapters in the reference book. Each chapter begins with competencies to develop and objectives to achieve, followed by a short paragraph describing the purpose of the chapter. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavioral Objectives, Entry Workers, Home Health Aides, Household Workers, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Occupational Home Economics, Older Adults, Personal Care Homes, Postsecondary Education, Respite Care, Textbooks, Visiting Homemakers, Workbooks
Home Economics Curriculum Center, Texas Tech University, P.O. Box 4067, Lubbock, TX 79409.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center.